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From Old French restitucion, from Latin restitutio.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtjuʃən/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɛstɪˈtuʃən/
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restitution (countable and uncountable, plural restitutions)

  1. (law) A process of compensation for losses.
  2. The act of making good or compensating for loss or injury.
    • (Can we date this quote by Edmund Spenser and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      A restitution of ancient rights unto the crown.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sandys and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      He restitution to the value makes.
  3. A return or restoration to a previous condition or position.
    the restitution of an elastic body
    • 2011, Evangelos Tsotsas; Arun S. Mujumdar, Modern Drying Technology, Experimental Techniques - Page 314:
      The force–displacement curve of perfectly plastic contact partners does not show elastic restitution.
  4. That which is offered or given in return for what has been lost, injured, or destroyed; compensation.
  5. (medicine) The movement of rotation which usually occurs in childbirth after the head has been delivered, and which causes the latter to point towards the side to which it was directed at the beginning of labour.


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